I suffer from anaphylaxis / epilepsy / am a diabetic patient, can I store my medication with you?
We strongly recommend that you keep all your medications on you at all times. However, if you have a backup stock of emergency medications that you would like us to store safely for you then we can do this if they are refrigerated if it is an event that we are providing this facility at. There may be a small charge to cover the deposit for a key.
I am at an event and either my friend or myself needs a medic, what should I do?
If it’s an emergency then stay where you are. Send someone else off to find the nearest member of event staff (security, stewards, fire, police, etc.) so they can request for medical assistance for you.
If you are the one that is sent for help they try to remember land marks (stage, shop, camp site colour, etc.) so you can tell the person you find to call for medical assistance. You may be asked to stay where you found that event staff person so that when our medics get to there you can show them where to go, if this is the case please don’t run off otherwise this may delay in the medics reaching the patient.
If it’s not an emergency then please make you way to the nearest medical facility (hospital, medical centre, first aid post, etc.) on site. These are often marked on the map you will have but if not any event staff should be able to point you in the right direction.
Please be aware that medication cannot be given out for friends, the patient must be present.
Is there anywhere at the event I can get medication, sanitary products, sun cream, contraceptives, etc.?
At larger events and festivals that we cover with overnight camping we provide a Medication & Drug Store. This is based at the reception area in the main event hospital and is there to help you with these items.
How do I know staff are safe?
All of our UK staff are vetted to enhanced clearance level with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). All of our Irish staff are vetted through the National Vetting Bureau by the Garda. We conduct all these checks at recruitment stage and at regular intervals afterwards.
In addition to this we have a strict recruitment process and conduct checks as applicable regularly for items such as driving licences, registered bodies, etc.
What services does Festimed provide?
We supply a lot of medical provision at events and festivals and it’s much more than just first aid. We can treat any condition from a grazed knee to a cardiac arrest. We employ a wide range of health care professionals including Doctors, Nurses, Paramedics and Practitioners
Why is it important to keep fluid levels (not alcohol) up?
If you don’t then it’s simple – you will feel like pants and get a severe hang over. We recommend that for every alcoholic drink you have also to drink ½ a pint of water. It is important to drink the water over the course of the day for it to be most effective
Do You Offer Sexual Health Advice?
We offer basic sexual health advice at all our events. This can range from providing barrier devices (e.g. condoms, etc.) to the ‘morning after pill’. This, as you can imagine, can be very concerning to some of the event goes (regardless of age!). We can also advise the public on basic sexual health matters
Do You Have a Storage Facility for Refrigerated Medications?
At the larger events and festival, particularly with overnight camping, we offer a safe storage facility for refrigerated medication. This is a free service and is on a first come, first served basis. We cannot accept sharps within this medication and we ask for the medication to be security bagged and not to hold any other items due to storage space.
This has really had an impact on some festival goers as they get very concerned when they are camping in the middle of field for a weekend with no electricity.